Workshop to increase attention

Games and activities for kindergarten

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 247

ISBN: 978-88-6137-928-2

Publication date: 01/11/2011

Suitable for: Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5)


Increasing attention and self-regulation capabilities right from kindergarten means providing children with the essential «tools» needed both for taking full advantage of this school experience and getting ready for admission into primary school.
This book offers a didactic and psycho-educational workshop divided into 20 encounters, in which an entertaining guide, Rino the duck, accompanies pupils in their discovery and learning about rules on their surroundings and on interpersonal exchanges, co-operation, the passing of time, the most effective ways for dealing with stimuli and attentive resources and much more. Each unit is preceded with a brief overview of its objectives, materials and procedures to be used in the classroom and comes with a series of worksheets.
Based on rigorous research results, the workshop, designed for 5 year-olds, is preceded by a training programme with strategies for increasing attention and self-control.


There is also a complementary software available: Workshop to increase attention (CD-ROM).

- Early identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its profiles
- Psychoeducational strategies applied during the workshop to develop attention and self-regulation
- The experiment
- Bibliography

sessions 1-2       Let's get to know each other (first and second parts)
session 3            Others and I
session 4            It's wonderful to be together (first part)
session 5            It's wonderful to be together (second part)
sessions 6-7      Learning to work in a group (first and second parts)
session 8            Overcoming conflict
sessions 9-10    Measuring time (first and second parts)
sessions 11-12   Games for learning to wait and listen (first and second parts)
session 13          Activities on selective attention
session 14          Activities on focused attention
session 15          Activities on sustained attention
session 16          Activities on divided attention and signals of distraction
sessions 17-18   The farm (first and second parts)
session 19          So many stories
session 20         Awarding of the real duck diploma